One of the first things the casual automotive fan might notice about the 2013 Ford Flex crossover is that the blue Ford oval is not immediately visible. The front and rear lift-gate advertise emphasize the make, rather than the model, a mark of the automaker’s brand research. Automotive News points out that Ford is in Read on! →


Hauling cargo from point to point is an expensive proposition, when it comes to energy consumption. AT&T has just put in an order for 1,200 compressed natural gas vehicles from General Motors. The benefits of CNG Compressed natural gas is a fuel that can be used to run internal combustion engines, and it costs about Read on! →


United Auto Workers President Bob King is no fan of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. In a conference call with former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and members of the Obama re-election campaign, King reportedly called Romney “out of touch” with the issues working people face. Cavalier about plant closures King and Read on! →


Congress is currently considering a bill to fund research into ignition interlock Breathalyzer technology. A growing number of states require them for people convicted of drunken driving, and more people are calling for them to be standard on all cars. Top beverage group opposes interlock research A bill is currently under consideration in the United Read on! →


A great deal of money tends to change hands at a luxury automotive dealership. In most cases, this exchange is completely legal, but for Patricia Smith and family of Baierl Acura in suburban Pittsburgh, Pa., things ran afoul of the law. Luxuries including VIP seating at exclusive events, private lunches with celebrities and autographed memorabilia Read on! →


According to a newly released report, more customers are happy with their cars than at any other time before. The automobile customer satisfaction rating tied with 2009, when the numbers were bolstered by the “Cash for Clunkers” government incentive program. Customer satisfaction for cars just under credit unions The American Customer Satisfaction Index, based in Read on! →


The owner of a mysterious 1942 Mercedes 320 Cabriolet D believes the car may have been Hitler’s convertible. Others dispute the claim, but it may well have belonged to one of the German dictator’s generals. Hitler’s Mercedes Zenop Tuncer is the owner of Euro Tech Motors in Edgewater, N.J. He specializing in acquiring and repairing Read on! →


Hybrid car maker Fisker, builder of the troubled Karma, has already been plagued by alleged battery fires, federal investigations and a government loan freeze. Now, according to information leaked to InsideEvs.com, it will be delaying the launch of its second, more affordable model, the Atlantic. Launch delayed a year Fisker said at the New York Read on! →


Even though they insist that they have broken no laws, Toyota has agreed to pay the United States government a record $16.4 million fine, the largest possible fine that U.S. auto safety regulators can levy per the Detroit Free Press. While the automaker has been reported as having as much as $25 billion in cash Read on! →